ROTARY OJAI WEST MEETING
AGENDA SEPTEMBER 23, 2014
|TIME||ACTIVITY AND NOTES|
|7:10||PLEDGE: Donna Jones INSPIRATIONAL MOMENT: Linda Taylor;
Today is the International Day of Peace. Each year, on this day, the United Nations calls for a global ceasefire. We ask combatants to put down their arms so all can breathe the air of peace. Armed conflict causes untold grief to families, communities and entire countries. Too many are suffering today at the brutal hands of warmongers and terrorists. Let us stand with them in solidarity. Peace and security are essential foundations for social progress and sustainable development. That is why three decades ago the United Nations affirmed the right of people to peach. Throughout the coming year, we will commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the United Nations. Our organization is founded on the pledge to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. We have made progress but much remains to be done. We must douse the fires of extremism and tackle the root causes of conflict. Peace is a long road that we must travel together- step by step, beginning today. Let us all observe a minute of silence, at noon. Let us all reflect on peace and what it means for our human family. Let us hold it in our hearts and minds and tenderly nurture it so it may grow and blossom.
|7:30||WELCOME VISITING ROTARIANS AND GUESTS: Bret Bradigan, President Ojai Rotary Friday Club, Antonia Seitz, Rotary West Exchange Student from Austria, and Student of the Month, Inga Parkel and her mother Joyce, a professor at Oxnard College, and Rene Nocal, recommending teacher of Inga, Athletic Director and Nordhoff Math Chair.|
|7:35||SET UP CREW RECOGNITION: Mike Caldwell, Jack McClenahan and Brian Crawford|
|SCRIBE RECOGNITION: Michelle Henson|
|BIRTHDAYS: 9.22 Holly Wiggins, 9.30 Louann Fay, & Jim Halverson|
|ANNIVERSARIES: Tom & Rita Farmer|
|7:40||September 30th- Dark – Social Location Rotary Ojai West Park 5:00-6:30
President of Ojai Rotary, Bret Bradigan announced this Saturday’s film and concert at Libby Bowl, featuring the Beatle’s movie A Hard Day’s Night and Dennis Jones and his Beatles tribute bank. Bret also announced the Rotary Club of Ojai’s “Taste of Ojai” on Sunday 10/26/14 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Ojai Valley Inn. Bret requested the use of our clubs pop-ups and assistance from club members. Bret encouraged members to take the fliers on the tables listing the Rotary Club of Ojai 2014-2015 list of programs.
President Linda announced Dennis Jones will be the guest speaker at the 10/7/14 meeting.
Dr. Halverson introduced the September Student of the Month Inga Parkel and her Math teacher, Rene Nocal. Ms. Nocal expressed what an amazing young lady Inga is and her dedication to her studies and help in so many areas at Nordhoff.
|Boat Trip- Tuesday Sept 30th – Help of Ojai Seniors – 9am CANCELLED|
|ROTARY DISTRICT 5240 DISTRICT CONFERENCE Oct. 3,4& 5Monterey California
Less than 2 weeks until the conference so there is still time to register and make hotel reservations. We’re looking forward to seeing you for an exciting conference that includes dynamic speakers and great food at a great location!!Register and reserve a hotel room by going to the District 5240 website www.rotarydistrict5240.org . It’s easy. Just click on the links for hotel registration or online conference registration.
Want more information on Monterey. Go to our own Monterey microsite at www.seemonterey.com/rotary for special deals and places to see.
Want reservations for dinners, tours, and golfing at the seven golf courses. Register and we’ll give you the secret number where you can make reservations (except Pebble Beach golf course) two weeks in advance. What a deal. Right now fishing is great (salmon), humpback whales are broaching 25 yards off the coast, the Monterey Aquarium is celebrating “Tentacles” with special sea creatures, and the weather is 70 degrees with visibility limited by the curvature of the earth! Come early and stay late to enjoy this paradise!!
|END POLIO NOW- EPIC CHALLENGE – OCT 3 – 200K TEAM/INDIVIDUAL CHALLENGE RIDE –PASO ROBLES TO MONTERREY AND OCT 5 FAMILY POKER BIKE/RUN/WALK AT FISHERMAN’S WHARF IN MONTERY- NEED SPONSORS, PARTICIPANTS AND VOLUNTEERS – SEE CARDS ON TABLE|
|Looking for a host family for Austrian Rotary Exchange student Antonia Seitz|
|Next week’s speaker – Dark – Social at Rotary Park, beginning at 5:00. Dennis Jones will be guest speaker October 7th.|
|RCOW BOARD MEETING- Thursday 9.25 – 7:am – 8:30 Eggs n Potatoes|
|Rotary Moment- Les Gardner- Rotary Park – the story and an idea; Les provided a history of the park from 2000 when Austin Cline worked with County Parks and the City of Ojai to make the Club’s Centennial Year Project a huge success. A thank you to each club member for their continuing donation of $5 per month for the help with upkeep, and to Lawrence Nicklin and his crew who manage the upkeep of the park. Les is asking the Club to donate funds for a new water fountain, pavers and memorial stones that would assist with the cost. More to come.|
|HAPPY BUCKS-WHO & WHAT:|
|7:45||Pat McPherson happy for the City’s help to Ojai FLOW, Father Jeff happy for a visit to Houston to visit their grandchildren, Phil Adams, happy to be back home and thanked the Club for welcoming his sister as our guest speaker. Ross Atkinson happy for a visit with his grandchildren. Kathy Doubleday is happy Craig and her boys are in their new Ojai home. Bob Denne is happy to be home after a wonderful Alaska cruise.|
|FINE MASTER – Paul Thomas|
|7:50||Paul fined Linda Taylor, Phil Adams, Les Gardner, Kathy Doubleday, Prez Linda, Dr. Halverson, Lou Torres, Gayle Childress, Rene Briggs, Bob Denne, Pat McPherson, Frankie and Richard McArthur on the subject: “This day in History – September 23rd.|
|PROGRAM TITLE & SPEAKER-Linda Burr- Sydney Australia Rotary International Convention or What I Did This Summer|
|8:00||Brief Summary: Prez Linda gave a day by day rundown of her Rotary International experience. The slide show showed all the amazing sights and changes in weather. The convention topics covered were: Ending Polio, Clean Water, Sanitation, Peace, Fighting Poverty and Empowering Youth.|
|THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
“Use your hand to help, use your head to make sure you are helping in the right place, and use your heart to make it sincere. Without your heart, nothing else matters.”
Gary C.K. Huang
Rotary International President